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PG Color Options?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Edb, May 1, 2010.

  1. Edb


    Feb 13, 2010
    St. Louis
    I have a 70's telecaster that needs a new pickguard and I want to put something with color on it instead of going with the traditional black.

    Outside of black, white or tort, I'm not sure if a colored pickguard would look good on the natural wood. The body is aged to a "butterscotch" color.

    Since I'll have to buy the PG on the net, I won't be able to match it up in person to see how it looks before I buy it. However, I want to get an idea of what would look good and what to avoid.

    If anyone has pics of butterscotch basses or guitars with non-traditional or colorerd pickguards they would be willing to post, it would help give me some ideas.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. JaySwear


    Apr 15, 2010
    Gaithersburg, MD
    got a good picture of your bass? just curious
  3. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    Everybody's going to tell you to get tort. Lots of people here have a fetish for it.

    You might try a forest green pickguard. Would probably look good with natural wood.
  4. Edb


    Feb 13, 2010
    St. Louis
    Here it is.

    It's modded with a "J" pickup in the bridge position, which compliments the mudbucker nicely. There's also on/off toggle switches for each pickup so I can use one, the other or both together.

    I bought it with the mods, I didn't do them myself, so I probably can't answer any questions about how they were done.


  5. why not a colored tort? (do they have a name?) seen some naturals on here w/ them and they look really cool - one was like a black/white/shell-esque which had green and black (much cooler than I'm describing). . . unique. or uniquer than black, white or tort :D
  6. Edb


    Feb 13, 2010
    St. Louis
    Sounds cool. I would love to check one out if I can find one...
  7. JaySwear


    Apr 15, 2010
    Gaithersburg, MD
    man, i love that black on there, so it's hard to recommend something else really... but i think a black/silver paisley one would be AWESOME.


    anyway, check out wdmusic.com if you haven't already. they've got some cool designs. and as far as i can tell it should fit your bass (with some holes drilled for the switches)

  8. ^^ Oh man that would look frickin' amazing on a black/silver burst guitar!! just sayin' :D
  9. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    For the win.
  10. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot.

    Aug 7, 2009
    Eastern N.C.
    If you have pictures, I have Photoshop. If you want, drop me a PM for some neato color combinations!

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